It doesn’t matter anymore if artists fire out a couple of dud albums. The reliable let’s-take-an-old-album-out-on-tour ruse is fast becoming a helpful get out clause for bands that have become artistically impaired and, let’s face it, Weezer are most definitely in that category at present.
While fans cringe at the prospect of Hurley, some salvation may be in store, as guitarist Brian Bell has been talking about the possibility of a Pinkerton tour. “[Weezer] have a reissue of Pinkerton coming out with new packaging, and — I’m praying — a Pinkerton tour, where we’ll play all the songs off Pinkerton, soon.”
The memory of Raditude clearly still lingers for Bell, who is hoping to put all that behind him when Pinkerton resurfaces on Oct. 5. Rivers Cuomo might be a sticking point in Bell’s plans—the singer has previously claimed to hate the record—but everyone has a price in these ailing times for the music industry.